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Dorota MUA
Posts: 82
Leeds, England, United Kingdom


I was preparing to my new make-up - I have ordered a lot different crystals. for regular shapes normally I use wax picker. (tweezers are to awkward for me)

regular shape - flat top
http://www.ioline.eu/images/blue-zirconrhinestones.jpg

however I have ordered a lot pointed crystals like this
http://www.diamondoccasion.co.uk/ekmps/shops/davidhallewell/images/5mm-flat-back-pointed-rhinestone-gems-royal-blue-ab-829-p.jpg

any ideas how to pick it? are there any other tools or methods of picking of rhinestones?

(I tried both way till now) for tweezers - the bottom rim is too small to grab...for wax pencil - there is no enough surface to catch as rhinestone is round)

Many thanks for help
Feb 11 13 09:35 am  Link  Quote 
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sdmakeupartistry
Posts: 12
Hicksville, New York, US


Dorota MUA wrote:
I was preparing to my new make-up - I have ordered a lot different crystals. for regular shapes normally I use wax picker. (tweezers are to awkward for me)

regular shape - flat top
http://www.ioline.eu/images/blue-zirconrhinestones.jpg

however I have ordered a lot pointed crystals like this
http://www.diamondoccasion.co.uk/ekmps/shops/davidhallewell/images/5mm-flat-back-pointed-rhinestone-gems-royal-blue-ab-829-p.jpg

any ideas how to pick it? are there any other tools or methods of picking of rhinestones?

(I tried both way till now) for tweezers - the bottom rim is too small to grab...for wax pencil - there is no enough surface to catch as rhinestone is round)

Many thanks for help

Craft stores like Michael's or AC Moore sell them with the flat bottoms.

Feb 11 13 09:59 am  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Dorota MUA
Posts: 82
Leeds, England, United Kingdom


Craft stores like Michael's or AC Moore sell them with the flat bottoms.

How does it looks like or how is it called ?? can you find any picture - this stores aren't in UK...

Feb 11 13 10:25 am  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
sdmakeupartistry
Posts: 12
Hicksville, New York, US


Dorota MUA wrote:

How does it looks like or how is it called ?? can you find any picture - this stores aren't in UK...

They're just called flat back rhinestones.
Here's an ebay link:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1000-Crystal-Fl … 11c&_uhb=1

Feb 11 13 10:33 am  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Dorota MUA
Posts: 82
Leeds, England, United Kingdom


I don't want to buy flat rhinestone - I just got theme too. But I have set of pointed rhinestones which I would love to use for make-up as this are iridescent and looks far different and shine different then regular (iridescent) ones.
I simply looking for best way (hygienic way) of picking it....
Feb 11 13 10:58 am  Link  Quote 
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Cynna Stylz MUA
Posts: 216
New York, New York, US


There are many bent style tweezers that may work. Try this site just to view some options.  http://www.micromark.com/double-bend-de … ,6717.html

best of luck
Feb 11 13 02:00 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
KDM
Posts: 373
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US


There's some stuff called Embellie Gellie that you can put on the end of an orange stick. It's moldable so you can shape it how you want. I don't know if this could work any better than a wax picker though.
Feb 11 13 05:58 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
BorninSF
Posts: 139
San Francisco, California, US


Feb 11 13 07:22 pm  Link  Quote 
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Wilde Hunt Corsetry
Posts: 343
Columbus, Ohio, US


I recommend the super skinny tweezers that are used in pearl knotting. They are more delicate than regular ones -

Just google "pearl knotting tweezers"
Feb 12 13 07:56 am  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
June Long
Posts: 52
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom


I use a piece of blu-tac on the end of a cocktail stick (with the end blunted)- hth x
Feb 12 13 12:31 pm  Link  Quote 
Body Painter
Cat Camp
Posts: 843
Tampa, Florida, US


I do a ton of rhinestones on bodies, on masks, on costumes, on a plethora of craft projects. I keep a little box of birthday cake candles on the table. I keep a candle in my hand to keep the wax slightly warmer than the air & use the stickiness to pick up & place the rhinestones. Normally, the glue that I'm placing it on is sticky enough to pull it from the wax.
Feb 13 13 08:32 am  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
ShannonJennings MUA
Posts: 118
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia


June Long wrote:
I use a piece of blu-tac on the end of a cocktail stick (with the end blunted)- hth x

This is brilliant. I was absolutely struggling sticking pearl type things & little tiny shells on a model the other day. Why didn't I think if this?

Feb 13 13 12:39 pm  Link  Quote 
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Linda Chudomelova
Posts: 133
Prague, Prague, Czech Republic


I would try a normal q-tip - pushing the point of the rhinestone into the head of the q-tip and placing it where I want it.
Feb 13 13 03:52 pm  Link  Quote 
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